Monthly Archives: May 2016

An Encounter with God is better than an Explanation about Him

Sadly, many Christians think that evangelism is primarily about passing on information about Jesus but it is so much more. I want people who don’t know Jesus yet to, Encounter him rather than just to hear an Explanation about him. Talk … Continue reading

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The One About Two Donkeys and Some Soil

So Naaman had come to Israel and he had been healed by God. But before he went home, he asked for some soil (as much as two of his donkeys could carry). What was that all about? All this happened a … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary. Thanks for Reading

I just received this notification from WordPress to tell me that my blog is 2 years old today. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you who read and especially to those who get in touch. I hope that … Continue reading

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I need my Mummy

All the other children were heading out to their own groups, but Sophia ran back into the church shouting ‘I need my mummy’. Remarkably, Sophia’s mum managed to play the keyboard and look after her toddler for the rest of the … Continue reading

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Pentecost: Knowing God rather than just knowing about him

It’s Pentecost Sunday but did you know that during the Jewish festival of Pentecost (originally called Weeks) they remembered the giving of the 10 commandments? What do you think that the significance is of the giving of the Holy Spirit taking place … Continue reading

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Are we thankful for Pentecost?

It’s nearly Pentecost but did you know that the Jewish festival of Pentecost (originally called Weeks) was a harvest festival? What do you think that the significance is of the giving of the Holy Spirit taking place during a harvest festival? … Continue reading

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The windseeker who is afraid of the wind

The ride is called wind seeker but the sign says that it is closed because of high winds. The ride implies you want to feel the rush of wind, but ironically the sign says you don’t want it too much. … Continue reading

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The one about candles, the Holy Spirit and Pentecost

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As a part of our celebration of Pentecost Sunday at Orchard Baptist we finished the service with a prayer response using candles. People were invited to pray a prayer asking to be filled with…

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Explaining the Holy Spirit simply – an all age talk / Sermon for Pentecost

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This is a simple all age talk or sermon that demonstrates the difference that the Holy Spirit can make in our lives. Before the disciples first received the Spirit on the day of Pentecost, Jesus…

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A Living Church in an Ancient Building

As I walked in, I noticed the sign which said, ‘Welcome to St Mary’s. A Living Church in an ancient building’. This happened yesterday when we were out geocaching. We had just found the cache at the Great Bardfield Parish Church and we decided … Continue reading

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